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Run Down Roads Force Villagers To Walk 20km Distances

By Zwelethu Zikhali Hwange, September 30, 2016 – TRANSPORT operators have abandoned routes linking Hwange and surrounding villages due to rundown roads. This has forced villagers to ... Full story

Masvingo Agricultural Show Kicks Off

By Johannes Chin’ombe Masvingo, September 30, 2016 - THE 2016 Masvingo Agricultural Show kicked off Thursday with focus centred on economic development. The four-day event is also expected ... Full story

Dzamara Petitions World Bank Against Lending Zim Money

Harare – The World Bank country director for Zimbabwe, Guang Zhe Chen, has responded to a recent petition by Zimbabwean activist Patson Dzamara, calling on ... Full story

Former Caps Striker, Badza Backs Tsipa For Warriors Call Up

By Don Makanyanga Harare, September 30, 2016 - FORMER Warriors and Caps United forward Brian Badza believes his former strike partner, Leonard Tsipa’s current form in the ... Full story

Drug Shortages Force Esigodini Residents To Seek Medical Services In Bulawayo

By Dumisani Nyoni Esigodini, September 30, 2016 - ESIGODINI District Hospital has reportedly been hit by serious drug and staff shortages, forcing villagers to incur more ... Full story

Zanu PF Not A Factory Opening Venture, Top Official Tells Job Seekers

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, September 30, 2016 – A top Zanu PF official in Manicaland says his party will not be bullied into providing jobs it ... Full story

'Very Worrying': Diplomats Slam Latest Zim Activist 'Abduction'

Harare - Abducted, assaulted, injected with an unknown substance and left for dead: another Zimbabwe activist is being treated in hospital after what appears to ... Full story

Emirates Passenger Sues Airline For Being Seated Next To 'Obese' Man For 9 Hrs

Cape Town -  An Italian lawyer is suing Emirates airline for the ‘misery’ of being seated next to an obese man on a nine-hour flight ... Full story

Female Boko Haram Victims In Nigerian Camps Forced To Sell Sex

Tired of watching her five children go hungry in a camp for people fleeing Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, Amina Ali Pulka decided to befriend ... Full story

Unemployed Youths Turn To Grass Vending To Earn A Living

By Kenneth Matimaire Makoni, September 28, 2016 – UNEMPLOYED youths in Manicaland province’s Makoni area have taken to grass vending to earn a living, as it increasingly ... Full story

US Presidential Debate: Trump Says He Might 'Hit Hillary Harder'

US Republican candidate Donald Trump has said he may hit his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton harder in the next presidential debate, following their first encounter ... Full story

Month-End Reprieve For Gweru Rate Payment Defaulters

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, September 27, 2016 - THE Gweru City Council has postponed to end of this month, an ultimatum to ratepayers to settle their ... Full story

Bulawayo Residents Welcome 2017 Tariff Reprieve

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, September 27, 2016 – CASH-STRAPPED city residents have welcomed the Bulawayo City Council (BCC)’s decision not to increase tariffs for 2017, but were ... Full story

Local NGO Feeds Harare's Starving Elderly

By Sij Ncube Harare, September 27, 2016 – WITH most of the country’s food relief efforts concentrated in rural areas, a local Non-Governmental Organisations has come ... Full story

Lions 'Eat Two Rhino Calves In Zim Conservancy', Manager Says

Harare - The manager of a conservancy in southern Zimbabwe says lions there recently killed two endangered black rhino calves - and the fear is ... Full story

More Sex Makes Men More Likely To Believe In God

Researchers claim having sex inspires spirituality and even belief in God.    According to the research, sex releases a ‘love hormone’ oxytocin not only promotes social bonding, ... Full story

Fierce Rioting By 'Vendors' In Harare's CBD

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, September 27, 2016 – FIERCE rioting erupted in Harare’s CBD on Tuesday morning when dozens of alleged vendors took matters into their ... Full story

Gweru Electronic Parking System Stalls

By Sydney Gokomere  Gweru, September 27, 2016 - THE joint venture between Gweru City Council and a local company, Zemqos to roll out an automated pre-paid ... Full story

Clinton, Trump Clash In Fiery First Debate

Hempstead - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump bickered and traded insults in a fiery US presidential debate on Monday, as they aggressively pitched their case ... Full story

Five Zanu PF Youths Die After Falling Off Moving Truck

FIVE Zanu PF youths died, while 30 others were seriously injured on Sunday evening after they fell off a moving haulage truck on their way ... Full story

MP, 40 Villagers Arrested For Resisting Land Seizures

By Dumisani Nyoni Matobo, September 26, 2016 – MDC-T senator for Matabeleland South, Sithembile Mlotshwa and 40 Matobo district villagers were arrested on Friday while 26 were ... Full story

'Political Bickering Stalls Marange Share Ownership Trust'

By Kenneth Matimaire Marange, September 26, 2016 – POLITICAL bickering among traditional leaders and villagers in Marange has disrupted the smooth running of the Marange-Zimunya Community ... Full story

Karoi Blames Poor Revenue Performance On Defaulting Rate Payers

By Nhau Mangirazi Karoi, September 26, 2016 – DEFAULTING rate payers in Karoi have been blamed for the farming town’s continued failure to meet its 2016 revenue ... Full story

Chitembwe Says League Title Still Out Of Grasp For Caps

By Don Makanyanga Harare, September 26, 2016 - CAPS UNITED head coach Lloyd Chitembwe believes the destiny of the 2016 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League was ... Full story

Harsh Economy Jeopardising STEM Initiative In Rural Masvingo

By Johannes Chin’ombe Bikita, September 26, 2016 – CASH-STRAPPED schools in rural Masvingo province say they were failing to meet Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) standards ... Full story

Zimbabwe Yadzoka Campaign Plots Invasion In Zanu PF Strongholds

By Edgar Gweshe Mutare, September 26, 2016 - CALLS for President Robert Mugabe to step down continue to grow with social movements intensifying efforts to reach ... Full story

Nigeria Army: 8 Soldiers Killed In Attacks By Extremists

Maiduguri  - Islamic extremists have killed eight soldiers and wounded 17 in two attacks in northeastern Nigeria, the country's military said on Monday. The attacks bring ... Full story

Zuma's Brother Urges Him To Resign

JOHANNESBURG – President Jacob Zuma has received the latest call for his resignation from his own brother, according to the Sunday Times, as the South African ... Full story

Zimbabwe Fights Ivory Ban Push

Southern African countries are divided on trade in both rhino horns and elephant tusks as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild ... Full story

More Mental Patients During Nigeria's Boko Haram Menace

Maiduguri - The soldier clutched his book with both hands. He shouted his name, rank and Nigerian Army number to no-one in particular. He stood ... Full story

Joyce Banda Wanted To Kill Me, Says Malawi's Mutharika

Cape Town – Malawian leader Peter Mutharika has reportedly claimed that former president Joyce Banda and her People's Party (PP) government wanted to kill him ... Full story

Highlanders, Caps United In Crucial Wins

By Sports Reporter Bulawayo, September 25, 2016 – BULAWAYO football giants Highlanders came back from a goal behind to finish 2-1 winners over Ngezi Platinum in ... Full story

Church Leaders Up Pressure On Mugabe

By Sij Ncube Harare, September 25, 2016 - ZIMBABWEAN church leaders from five Christian groups have given President Robert Mugabe a week to start addressing the ... Full story

African Leaders Are Cowards: Mugabe

Most African leaders are cowards who have no direction, President Robert Mugabe said on Saturday while threatening to orchestrate a split of the United Nations.   Political ... Full story

Zimbabwe Banking Crisis

Zimbabwean companies face increasing problems in making international payments and getting their hands on foreign currency.   This is owing to the termination of correspondent-bank arrangements by ... Full story

Govt Hits Back At Ian Khama's Anti-Mugabe Comments

Harare - Zimbabwe's government has hit back at Botswana's President Ian Khama following his comments asking President Robert Mugabe to step down. Khama, in an interview with Reuters ... Full story

Come Get Your Trillion-Dollar [Ig] Nobel Prize… But It's In Zim-Dollars

Harare - It's not an honour that will please Zimbabwe's touchy monetary authorities but others will find it grimly amusing: winners at the spoof Ig ... Full story

FC Platinum Beats Dynamos To Keep Title Hopes Alive

By Sports Reporter Zvishavane, September 24, 2016 – PREMIERSHIP log leaders FC Platinum have done themselves a great favour by beating Dynamos 2-0 to go four ... Full story

Sanctions Not Main Problem

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe — who now sounds incoherent and like a broken record whenever he speaks — was at it again at the United Nations ... Full story

Week 25: Bosso Hope To Continue Purple Patch

By Don Makanyanga Harare, September 24, 2016 – ZIMBABWE premier soccer league title aspirants, Highlanders FC go into Week 25 of the Castle Lager Premier ... Full story

Gunmen Kill Opposition Lawmaker In Mozambique

Johannesburg - A provincial lawmaker from Mozambique's opposition movement has been killed by gunmen, jeopardising peace efforts in a country where sporadic political violence has ... Full story

Egypt Migrant Shipwreck Kills Over 100

CAIRO - Rescuers recovered 53 bodies on Friday from a migrant boat that capsized off the Egyptian coast, bringing the death toll from the disaster ... Full story

Khama Should 'Go Hang' For Telling Mugabe To Go, Says Moyo

Harare - Ian Khama's call for President Robert Mugabe to step down hasn't gone down too well with the Zimbabwe government: the Botswana president should just ... Full story

Police In Malawi Torch 'Sex-Training' Initiation Shacks

Blantyre - Police in eastern Malawi have torched several initiation camps which were allegedly teaching children sexual skills instead of offering them "sound advice". Machinga District ... Full story

Zimbabwe Fights US Push For Ivory Trade Ban

Cape Town - Fifty-four members from both houses of the US House of Representatives have sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, ... Full story

Under-Siege Mugabe Scales Up Repression Tactics To Save Skin

By Sij Ncube Harare, September 23, 2016 – UNDER-SIEGE President Robert Mugabe has scaled up rights abuses in efforts to contain rising dissent against his faltering ... Full story

UN Remarks: Ncube's MDC Slams Mugabe For Hypocrisy

By Dylan Murambgi  Harare, September 23, 2016 – PROFESSOR Welshman Ncube’s MDC has slammed President Robert Mugabe for alleged hypocrisy after the Zimbabwean leader this week railed ... Full story

Zanu PF Plots Mugabe ‘Thank You’ Rally

THE ruling Zanu PF party has organised a “homecoming party” and “thank you rally” for President Robert Mugabe, who is expected home on Saturday after ... Full story

Govt Urges Industry, Citizens To Use Water Sparingly

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, September 22, 2016 - ENVIRONMENT, Water and Climate minister, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has urged industry, mining, agriculture and domestic users to find innovative ways ... Full story

Bikita West By-Election Divides Joice Mujuru's ZimPF

By Johannes Chin’ombe Bikita, September 22, 2016 – FRESH squabbles have emerged in the Joice Mujuru led ZimPF party amid reports its Masvingo provincial leadership was ... Full story

Mzembi Takes UN-WTO Secretary General Campaign To New York

Harare, September 22, 2016 - African nations have nominated a Zimbabwean,Walter Mzembi, as their candidate to become the new head of the United Nations World Tourism ... Full story

Mboweni Says To Launch Solidarity Fund For Zimbabweans

Harare - Former SA reserve bank governor Tito Mboweni wants to launch a solidarity fund for Zimbabweans - but not everyone is impressed. While Zimbabwe's current ... Full story

SA, Zimbabwe Partner To Overhaul School Curricula

The Department of Basic Education is concerned about the high number of learners dropping out of the school. It says statistics for drop outs is 14 ... Full story

Western Countries To Blame For Zimbabwe’s Woes: Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe has told the United Nations General Assembly that the biggest impediment to his country achieving the Post-2015 Development Agenda was “punitive and heinous sanctions” ... Full story

Nigerian School To Reopen 2 Years After Boko Haram Mass Abduction

KANO - Students from a school in northeast Nigeria, from where more than 200 girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram, will resume lessons next month, ... Full story

Residents Hail Tyson Anti-Graft Suspensions, Say Minister No Saint

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, September 21, 2016 - BULAWAYO residents have welcomed the decision by Local Government Minister, Saviour Kasukuwere to suspend Bulawayo deputy mayor and four other ... Full story

State Brutality Endangering Peace - Rights Groups On World Peace Day

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu                                                     Harare, September 21, 2016 - THE current economic and political turmoil, coupled with state brutality against ordinary citizens is a hindrance to ... Full story

Widows Demand Spouse Pension Increase, Subsidised Health Care

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, September 21, 2016 - MUTARE widows have appealed to government to increase spouse pensions and further subsidise all health related charges levied ... Full story

Mighty Warriors Gaffer Says Disappointed With Egypt Show

By Don Makanyanga Harare, September 21, 2016 – ZIMBABWE senior women’s soccer team coach, Shadreck Mlauzi feels the Egyptians did not give their best in an ... Full story

Zimbabwe’s Diaspora Remittances Reach $1bn

HARARE – Diaspora remittances into Zimbabwe reached $1-billion, approximately the same amount being generated in the informal system, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) said ... Full story

Samuel Eto'o Dropped By Turkish Team Over Racism Comments

Turkish club Antalyaspor have dropped Samuel Eto'o from their squad until further notice in a row over the striker's comments on social media.  Former Cameroon captain ... Full story

Premiership Pacesetters FC Platinum, Caps Drop Points

By Sports Reporter Harare, September 21, 2016 – PREMIERSHIP log leaders, FC Platinum and CAPS United on Wednesday both conspired to throw away two valuable points ... Full story

Zanu-PF Youths Parade As Police Officers - MDC-T

Harare – Zimbabwe’s main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change, has accused President Robert Mugabe's government of deploying Zanu-PF youths to "masquerade" as police officers across ... Full story

Time for Mugabe To Go, Says Botswana President Khama

Zimbabwe's 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe should step aside without delay and allow new leadership of a country whose political and economic implosion since 2000 is ... Full story

Bond Notes Introduction Scares Away Investor

FOREIGN investors who had shown commitment to invest in the US$54 million bus interchange planned for the Simon Muzenda bus terminus in Harare are no-longer ... Full story

Zimbabwe Warns Flag 'Abusing' Protesters

Harare - Zimbabwe on Tuesday warned against the production, sale and use of the national flag without official permission after activists turned it into a ... Full story

New Investigative Journalism Project Targets Complex Graft

By Staff Reporter   Harare, September 21, 2016 - A local NGO has been formed and has immediately launched an investigative journalism project which aims to unpack ... Full story

Calls For Leaner Cabinet To Save Govt Expenditure

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, September 21, 2016 – CITY residents and civic group leaders have called on government to consider trimming its bloated cabinet and further ... Full story

Uni Student Sells Dagga To Raise Fees

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, September 20, 2016 - A Midlands State University (MSU) student who was found in possession of 0,099kg of marijuana has told a ... Full story

Group Plans Anti-Mugabe Protests Over Gukurahundi

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, September 20, 2016 - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe can brace for more protests against his beleaguered regime after a South African-based Zimbabwean organisation representing the ... Full story

Mawarire Warns Dangote Against Zim Investment Plans

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, September 20, 2016 – EXILED social and economic rights activist, Pastor Evan Mawarire says he has warned Nigerian business tycoon Aliko Dangote ... Full story

Women Protesters Raped, Says Lobby Group

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, September 20, 2016 – A women’s rights lobby group has made sensational claims some women recently caught up in continuing anti-government protests ... Full story

Zanu-PF Youths Threaten Fresh Zim Land Grabs - Report

Harare – Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party youths have threatened fresh farm invasions ahead of the much anticipated elections in 2018, said a report on Tuesday. According ... Full story

Zuma's Son 'Plans To Build Hotel In Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls'

Harare - Does Selby Zuma know something nobody else does? Because despite Zimbabwe's growing economic crisis and the looming advent of bond notes, President Jacob Zuma's ... Full story

Kasukuwere Strikes Again, Suspends 5 MDC-T Councillors

FIVE Bulawayo City councillors including deputy mayor Councillor Gift Banda have been suspended by the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Saviour ... Full story

Malawi Govt Denies Claims Mutharika Suffered Cardiac Arrest

Lilongwe - The government of Malawi had denied social media rumours claiming that President Peter Mutharika had suffered a cardiac arrest. According to a Nyasa Times report, ... Full story

Mandoza To Be Laid To Rest On Saturday

Kwaito star Mduduzi "Mandoza" Tshabalala will be laid to rest on Saturday. The "Nkalakatha" hit maker died on Sunday after a battle with cancer. Speaking at ... Full story

Zimbabweans Protest Outside UN Ahead Of Mugabe’s Address

A vocal group of Zimbabweans have begun a series of protests outside the United Nations (UN) in New York as the movement to stop the ... Full story

Cops Lied On Mutsvangwa Rape Charges – Complainant

A HARARE woman, who allegedly caused the arrest of Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association chairperson, Christopher Mutsvangwa’s son, Neville, on charges of rape, yesterday ... Full story

Kasukuwere Denies Owning 50-Room Glen Lorne Mansion

By Sij Ncube Harare, September 19, 2016 – LOCAL Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere has denied he owned a multi-million dollar mansion in one of Harare’s leafy suburbs, challenging his ... Full story

Kasukuwere Denies Owning 50-Room Glen Lorne Mansion

By Sij Ncube Harare, September 19, 2016 – LOCAL Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere has denied he owned a multi-million dollar mansion in one of Harare’s leafy ... Full story

Unions Move In To Address Unfair Labour Practices At Chinese Mine

By Nhau Mangirazi LABOUR Unions have moved to diffuse the cold war between Detroop mine workers and their Chinese employers following allegations of exploitation and violation ... Full story

Vic Falls Residents Demand Tourism Revenue Share

By Zwelethu Zikhali Victoria Falls, September 19, 2016 - RESIDENTS of Victoria Falls say they have been exploited enough and want a share of the revenue ... Full story

Attempts To Repair Social Damage Caused By Illegal Mining Activities

By Kenneth Matimaire  Penhalonga, September 19, 2016 - ELDERLY women from Penhalonga have joined hands to address a number of mining related social ills affecting the ... Full story

Mandoza Brought Cultures Together - Zuma

Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma has paid tribute to Mandoza as someone who crossed the cultural divide with his music in South Africa. "South Africa has ... Full story

Funding Mugabe's Regime Is Funding Our Oppression

By Dr Patson Dzamara ZIMBABWE is on the threshold of change. The ruling Zanu PF party, in power for the last 36 years, is crumbling. Abandoned ... Full story

Chibuku Cup: Dynamos Knocked Out, Highlanders Stay

By Sport Reporter Harare, September 18, 2016 – TROUBLED Dynamos football club have been bundled out of the Chibuku Super Cup after going down 4-5 on ... Full story

South Africa's Kwaito Legend Mandoza Dies

Cape Town - Local Kwaito star Mandoza has died. He was 38. EWN reported the South African musician lost his battle to cancer on Sunday. Mandoza's - whose ... Full story

Bulawayo Anti-Mugabe Protest Leader Goes Into Hiding

By Staff Reporter Bulawayo, September 18, 2016 - FIREBRAND Bulawayo anti-Mugabe activist, Hapson Ncube (32) has gone into hiding after police have made repeated visits to ... Full story

Play Provokes Zimbabwe's Untold Stories On The Girl Child

By Nhau Mangirazi Karoi, September 18, 2016 - A Rooftop theatre production, Lamentations @12, provokes Zimbabwe’s untold girl child stories full of misery, sexual abuse, appeasement ... Full story

MPs Bashed As 100 Protesters Are Arrested Countrywide

By Sij Ncube Harare, September 18, 2016 – FIVE opposition legislators are among the estimated 100 protestors arrested Saturday after riot police crushed nationwide demonstrations over electoral reforms, MDC-T vice president Nelson ... Full story

Anti-Mugabe Protests Fizzle Out Amid High Police Presence

Harare - A planned mass demonstration against Zimbabwe's veteran president Robert Mugabe failed to kick off in the capital Harare on Saturday, as riot police patrolled ... Full story

Mujuru Blasts Mugabe In SA

ZIMBABWE People First leader Joice Mujuru yesterday blasted President Robert Mugabe for allegedly abandoning the ideals of the liberation struggle and becoming another Rhodesian leader ... Full story

38 Boko Haram Fighters Killed In South Niger - Army

Niamey - Thirty-eight Boko Haram Islamist fighters have been killed during military search operations carried out by Niger and Chad troops in the Diffa region ... Full story

Tsholotsho Dump Caps Out Of Chibuku Cup

By Sports Reporter Harare, September 17, 2016 – PREMIERSHIP minnows Tsholotsho on Saturday produced the biggest upset of the 2016 Chibuku Super Cup first round matches ... Full story

Bailed #Tajamuka Leader Vows More Anti-Mugabe Protests

Harare – Zimbabwean activist Promise Mkwananzi has described as "unpleasant" his recent experience in prison, but said this would not deter him from fighting for ... Full story

Cop In Pursuit, Man Dives Into Raw Sewage Pond

Harare - A Zimbabwe man was so desperate to escape police officers trying to arrest him that he did the unthinkable: he jumped into a ... Full story

Tobacco Firms Fight Deforestation Through Tree Projects

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, September 17, 2016 - TOBACCO merchants have put more than 8 000 hectares of land under eucalyptus plantations in a bid to fight deforestation ... Full story

G40 Blocks Chinamasa On Austerity Measures

THE Zanu PF faction linked to First Lady Grace Mugabe, G40, on Monday stopped Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa in his tracks and threw out his ... Full story

Methodist Church In Zim Condemns Police Brutality

THE Methodist Church in Zimbabwe (MCZ) on Thursday called on the government to address deep structural defects in the economy, engage stakeholders to solve problems ... Full story

Journalists Petition Police Over Harassment

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, September 17, 2016 – ZIMBABWEAN journalists on Friday took on the police demanding an end to increasing cases of police harassment on ... Full story

Prisons Bar Tsvangirai Visit

MDC–T leader Morgan Tsvangirai was yesterday barred from visiting opposition members currently detained at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison, with officials telling him to first seek ... Full story

Chibuku Super Cup Fixtures Highlight Zim Weekend Sports

By Don Makanyanga Harare, September 16, 2016 - THE Castle Lager premier soccer league will this weekend take a break to pave way for the 16 team ... Full story

Mutharika Charters Jet To UN Despite Shrinking Malawi Economy

Lilongwe - Despite his promise to the Malawian people to spend capital resources more wisely, President Peter Mutharika on Thursday chartered a presidential jet to ... Full story

Harare Land Row Sparks Violence

Violence has once again erupted between rival members of Ushewokunze Housing Co-operative over allegations of corruption and land grabbing by Zanu PF supporters reportedly linked ... Full story

Prison Authorities Warn Of Bogus Recruitment Agents

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, September 16, 2016 – THE Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services (ZPCS has warned members of the public not to fall prey to ... Full story

Rural District Plans Build Service Station To Boost Revenue

By Sydney Gokomere Zvishavane, September 16, 2016 - RUNDE Rural District Council in Zvishavane has proposed the building of a fuel station to enhance its revenue ... Full story

Hillary Clinton Admits Ignoring Doctor’s Advice After Pneumonia Diagnosis

HILLARY Clinton has said she will resume campaigning within the “next couple of days”, as she admitted ignoring doctor’s advice after being diagnosed with pneumonia.   Mrs ... Full story

Court Relaxes Magaya's bail Conditions

HARARE provincial magistrate Vakai Chikwekwe yesterday relaxed some of Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries founder Walter Magaya’s bail reporting conditions for alleged rape after the ... Full story

Mines And Minerals Bill Dismissed

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, September 16, 2016 – THE Centre for Natural Resources Governance (CNRG) has condemned the Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill as apportioning too much ... Full story

Malaysia Confirms Debris Found In Tanzania Is From MH370

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia said on Thursday that a large piece of aircraft debris discovered on the island of Pemba, off the coast of Tanzania, ... Full story

Zimbabwe To Use US 'Bond Notes' As Cash Crunch Bites

Harare - Zimbabwe announced on Thursday that "bond notes" equivalent to the US dollar would be introduced in October, sparking fears of a return to ... Full story

Zambian Leader Edgar Lungu 'Is A True Dictator'

Lusaka - Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been brandished as a "true dictator" who rules "through fear and intimidation" of Zambian people to remain in ... Full story

JOC Blocks Gutu Residents' Demo

By Johannes Chin’ombe Gutu, September 15, 2016 – A Gutu residents group says it has been subjected to threats by the country’s security establishments for planning a ... Full story

Mliswa Blasts Police For Alleged Zanu PF Support

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, September 15, 2016 – INDEPENDENT candidate for the Norton parliamentary by-election, Temba Mliswa has pocked fun at the country’s police force which ... Full story

New Boko Haram Video Threatens To Kill Nigeria's President

Lagos - A new video by Boko Haram threatens to kill Nigeria's president and army chief and warns of further destruction, though the Islamic extremists ... Full story

ZRP Demand Objections To Demo Ban Are Posted (Not Emailed Or Tweeted)

Harare - Want to complain about Zimbabwe's renewed ban on demonstrations and protests? Of course you can. But not via email, telephone, Facebook or Twitter. You'll ... Full story

Rescuers Pull 650 Boat Migrants To Safety, Find 5 Corpses: Italy

Rescuers pulled some 650 migrants to safety and recovered five dead bodies from boats in difficulty off the coast of Libya on Wednesday, Italy's coastguard ... Full story

Court Orders Tajamuka Leader, Mkhwananzi's Release

Harare - Zimbabwe's high court on Wednesday ordered the release on bail of protest leader Promise Mkwananzi ahead of mass anti-government demonstrations planned later this ... Full story

Court Orders Tajamuka Leader, Mkhwananzi's Release

Harare - Zimbabwe's high court on Wednesday ordered the release on bail of protest leader Promise Mkwananzi ahead of mass anti-government demonstrations planned later this ... Full story

SA Foreign Minister Plays Down Unfolding Zimbabwe Crisis

PRETORIA - The South African government has played down what is widely regarded as a growing crisis in Zimbabwe, noting that country’s government has claimed ... Full story

Mugabe 'Must Be Allowed To Exercise His Freedom Of Expression'

Harare - President Robert Mugabe's critics say he denies them freedom of expression but what about allowing the longtime president the right to exercise his? That's ... Full story

Police In U-Turn Over ZimRights Meeting Ban

By Professor Matodzi Victoria Falls, September 14, 2016 – POLICE have reversed a ban they had earlier imposed on a meeting organised by a top rights ... Full story

I Will Not Be Stopped, Says Visually Impaired Bishop Magaya

By Nkosana Dlamini Harare, September 13, 2016 - TO some, Bishop Ancelimo Magaya (52), who is visually impaired, could be a charity case deserving nothing except ... Full story

Anti-Corruption Group Ups Pressure On 'Corrupt' Kasukuwere

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, September 13, 2016 – THE current siege against Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere continues after a group of concerned citizens Tuesday demanded ... Full story

Media Group Confronts Chihuri Over Police Harassment On Scribes

MISA-Zimbabwe leaders Cris Chinaka and Kelvin Jakachira on 12 September 2016 wrote a letter to Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri requesting a meeting over “deepening conflict” ... Full story

Zimbabweans React To Re-Imposed Protest Ban

Harare – Zimbabweans have slammed the re-enacted protest ban in Harare, saying long-time ruler President Robert Mugabe’s government was turning the southern African country into ... Full story

Italy's Supreme Court Rules Public Masturbation Not A Crime

Italy's highest court has ruled that masturbation in public is not a crime, as long as it is not conducted in the presence of minors. The ... Full story

Tanzanian President Magufuli In First Foreign Trip Since Election

  Tanzanian President John Magufuli will this Tuesday visit Rwanda in his first foreign trip since he came to power last year. Mr Magufuli will join his ... Full story

Joy As Byo's First Commercial Radio Switches On

By Jermaine Ndlovu Bulawayo, September 13, 2016 – BULAWAYO’S first ever commercial radio station finally hit the airwaves on Sunday, bringing relief to locals who have always ... Full story

Opposition Left Fuming After 'State Agents' Join ZEC Indaba

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, September 13, 2016 – OPPOSITION parties were Monday left fuming after the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) allegedly allowed suspected state agents pretending ... Full story

Over 200k Pupils Under Govt Feeding Scheme In Manicaland

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, September 13, 2016 - A total of 208,607 pupils in Manicaland province are currently under government’s school feeding scheme, a report has ... Full story

Bulawayo Residents Owe Council $133m

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, September 13, 2016 - City residents are struggling to keep up with their rate payments amid revelations they owe the council in excess ... Full story

Anti-Mugabe Activists Take Demo To Soccer Stadium

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Bulawayo, September 12, 2016 – ANTI-GOVERNMENT activists, who have staged several demonstrations past few months demanding President Robert Mugabe to step down, on ... Full story

Hillary Clinton Diagnosed With Pneumonia

Hillary Clinton has been diagnosed with pneumonia, her personal doctor announced, after the US Democratic presidential candidate fell ill at a 9/11 memorial. The episode has ... Full story

Zuma Repays Some State Money Used In Nkandla Scandal

  South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has taken out a home loan to repay state money spent on non-security upgrades to his private residence, his office ... Full story

Cop Fatally Shot After 4 Elephants Discovered Poisoned

Harare - A policeman has died after he was accidentally shot in western Zimbabwe during a chase of four men suspected of killing elephants with ... Full story

Kenyatta Launches New Political Party

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto launched a new political party on Saturday ahead of next year's general elections.  The Jubilee ... Full story

Mujuru To Visit Gukurahundi Mass Grave

OPPOSITION Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) leader, Joice Mujuru (pictured), has taken her charm offensive to Matabeleland South province, where she is seeking to connect with ... Full story

Msipa Warns ‘Arrogant’ Mugabe

FORMER Zanu PF politburo member and Midlands governor, Cephas Msipa (pictured), has warned that President Robert Mugabe risks “being consumed by unrestrained public anger” if ... Full story

US Commemorates 9/11 Attacks, 15 Years On

"Fifteen years may seem like a long time. But for the families who lost a piece of their heart that day, I imagine it can ... Full story

Clinton: Half Of Trump Supporters A Basket Of Deplorables

Washington - Hillary Clinton has called Donald Trump supporters a "basket of deplorables", comments that sparked anger from her Republican rival for the White House ... Full story

Tanzania Quake Kills At Least 11; President Says Many Dead

Dar Es Salaam - A Tanzanian police official says that at least 11 people have died in one town in the 5.7-magnitude earthquake that shook ... Full story

Zambian Court Refuses To Block Lungu Inauguration

Zambia's High Court has rejected an application by the main opposition party to block President Edgar Lungu's inauguration set for next week after last month's ... Full story

Agitated Gweru Residents Demand Action On Corrupt Managers

By Sydney Gokomere  Gweru, September 10, 2016 - GWERU residents have called on the authorities to start implementing recommendations of a government audit which unearthed a ... Full story

The Pope Is On Cheap Drugs, Says SA Backer Of Anti-Gay Pastor

JOHANNESBURG - Cape Town pastor Oscar Bougardt has come out in defence of controversial anti-gay US preacher Steven Anderson. Bougardt said in an interview on Friday ... Full story

Health Disaster Stalks Karoi As Water Crisis Persists

By Nhau Mangirazi Karoi, September 10, 2016 – A looming health disaster is stalking the farming town following the breakdown of boreholes installed seven years ago to ... Full story

Zimbabwe, Malawi Welcome Anti-Poaching Drones

Johannesburg — Conservationists say Zimbabwe and Malawi are allowing flights by anti-poaching drones as part of an initiative supported by Google and the WWF conservation ... Full story

We're Not About To Fund Zim, Says World Bank

Harare - The World Bank has denied media reports that it is about to resume lending to cash-strapped Zimbabwe. Widely-circulated reports this week suggested that the ... Full story

Disability Activists Demand User Friendly Voting Material

By RadioVOP Correspondent Harare, September 09, 2016 – PEOPLE living with disability have lamented the continued failure by government to introduce disability friendly voting material, which ... Full story

Civil Servants Vow To Resist Bonus Scrapping

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, September 09, 2016 – SOME civil servants have vowed to resist the decision by government to suspend their 2016 bonus payments and the ... Full story

Mugabe Ministers Off-Side On Electoral Reforms - ZESN

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, September 09, 2016 - THE Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) has condemned the contempt which has been shown towards opposition demands for ... Full story

Shock HIV Prevalence Among Expecting Mothers In Midlands

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, September 09, 2016 - A total of 1 429 out of a total 23 014 pregnant women tested for HIV in Midlands ... Full story

Murder Sentencing Of MDC-T Activists Postponed For Two Weeks

HARARE – The sentencing of three MDC-T activists convicted of murdering Police Inspector Petros Mutedzi in Glenview, Harare in 2011, was postponed by High Court judge, Justice ... Full story

Botswana, Mozambique And Zimbabwe Revive Inter-Regional Railway Plan

The governments of Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)for the construction of a regional railway line to link Francistown in ... Full story

Govt Cuts Bonuses, Salaries

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s cash-strapped government has proposed a raft of cost-cutting measures including cancelling civil servants’ 2016 bonus payments, taxing their allowances and cutting salaries ... Full story

Trump Says Russia's President Putin Better Than Obama

Donald Trump has suggested that Russia's President Vladimir Putin had been a better leader than US President Barack Obama. The Republican presidential candidate's remarks came at a televised ... Full story

Amnesty International Urges State To Respect Public Demonstrations Ruling

Amnesty International has called on Zimbabwean authorities to respect the latest court ruling and to allow public demonstrations. This after a high court overturned ... Full story

Mandoza's Wife Opens Up About Kwaito Star's Brain Cancer Diagnosis

Johannesburg – Prayers and well wishes have poured in for kwaito star Mandoza after reports emerged that he has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Speaking ... Full story

Jubilant Zimbabweans Look Forward To Next Protest

Harare - With a ban on demonstrations spectacularly overturned, opponents of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe are already looking forward to another protest: the singing of ... Full story

Mugabe Grills Kasukuwere For Selling Land To Magaya

President Robert Mugabe yesterday took Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere to task for reportedly selling land earmarked for youths housing ... Full story

Zimbabweans Become Weapons Against Climate Change share

By Jeffrey Moyo HARARE (IDN) – Carrying a gigantic sack full of plastics debris picked up from rubbish pits, 33-year-old Herbert Mbedzi trudges around downtown Harare, ... Full story

Partisan Food Aid: ZHRC Report Nails Zanu PF

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, September 08, 2016 – DESPITE spirited efforts by President Robert Mugabe and his party to deny accusations of partisan distribution of food ... Full story

Chiadzwa Villagers, ZCDC Clash Over Air Pollution

By Kenneth Matimaire Marange, September 07, 2016 – ANGRY Chiadzwa villagers have threatened to lay rock barricades along a road used by the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company ... Full story

Frustration As Gweru Sells Stands, Fails To Service Them

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, September 07, 2016 – THE cash-strapped Gweru city council has failed to service Mkoba 21 residential stands, a year after selling the ... Full story

Zim Industry Urges Calm As Govt-Citizens Stand Off Persists

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, September 07, 2016 - ZIMBABWE’S biggest business lobby group, the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) has called on Zimbabweans to maintain peace and ... Full story

Touts 'Ask For $100 To Help You Jump Beitbridge Queues'

Beitbridge - It's many a Beitbridge border crosser's guilty secret: employ a tout. Though it's illegal, many travellers - mostly those travelling in private vehicles - ... Full story

In Zimbabwe, Government And Protesters Get More Defiant

Harare — For many in Zimbabwe, enough is enough. The words are spelled out in anti-government graffiti in the capital, Harare, one of several new declarations ... Full story

High Court Reverses Police Ban On Protests

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, September 07, 2016 – THE High Court has reversed a two week ban on protests issued by the police last Thursday citing the ... Full story

Youths Block Zanu PF Attempts To Hijack Poultry Project

By Kenneth Matimaire  Chipinge, September 07, 2016 – UNEMPLOYED youths from the border area on Saturday blocked an attempt by Zanu PF politicians to hijack a training programme ... Full story

Mutsvangwa Savages Mugabe Again

OUTSPOKEN war veterans’ leader, Christopher Mutsvangwa has lashed out at President Robert Mugabe for allegedly plundering State resources trying to settle “senseless apostolic sect disputes” ... Full story

Gabon Leader Under Scrutiny As EU Questions Election Win

Gabon's re-elected president, Ali Bongo, came under international scrutiny on Tuesday as a European Union mission questioned the validity of his narrow win, France recommended ... Full story

Boko Haram Refugees Return Home

Maiduguri — Excited but fearful, refugees from Boko Haram piled into yellow school buses with their bundles of belongings, returning after two years to homes ... Full story

Up To 100 Killed In Gabon Post-Election Violence - Opposition

Libreville - Postelection violence in Gabon has killed between 50 and 100 people, the opposition presidential candidate said on Tuesday, a toll much higher than ... Full story

Gwanda Duo Charged For Picking, Sharing Anti-Govt Flyer

By Dumisani Nyoni Gwanda, September 06, 2016 - TWO Gwanda vendors, who were arrested last Thursday for allegedly picking and sharing an opposition flyer calling for anti-government ... Full story

EMA Donates Fencing Material To End Tree Cutting

By Sydney Gokomere  Lower Gweru, September 06, 2016 – THE Environmental Management Agency (EMA) in Midlands has donated fencing material to a local garden cooperative whose ... Full story

Cancer Stricken South African Music Star Mandoza Hospitalised

Popular South African music star Mandoza is battling cancer once more.  The Juice reported in April 2016 that the rapper - who had had a cancer ... Full story

More Mozambicans Taking Refuge In Zimbabwe

Harare - At least 2 600 people have fled unrest in Mozambique and are now living in makeshift camps in Chipinge district of south-eastern Zimbabwe ... Full story

MDC-T Activists Convicted Of Killing A Senior Cop

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, September 06, 2016 – THREE MDC activists, who are part of a group of seven accused of murdering a police officer in ... Full story

MDC-T Denies 'Big Brother' Claims

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, September 06, 2016 – THE MDC-T on Monday reiterated its commitment to join forces with fellow opposition parties as they plan to ... Full story

Police Ban PDP Celebrations After Anti-Govt Protests

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Bulawayo, September 06, 2016 – POLICE in Bulawayo have banned the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)'s first anniversary celebrations which the party had set ... Full story

Residents Demand Commissioner's Ouster For Violence

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, September 06, 2016 – GWERU residents have petitioned their council demanding the dismissal of city commissioner Mark Choga who was recently convicted ... Full story

Broke Parents Fret Over Schools Opening

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, September 06, 2016 - SCHOOLS are opening for the third term this Tuesday with parents saying they are failing raise money for school fees. This comes ... Full story

Hot Seat: Candid Talk With Brian Kagoro On Zimbabwe Now & The Future

Violet Gonda: Zimbabwe is on the brink of collapse. Running battles between anti Mugabe protesters and riot police are becoming regular and violent, including an ... Full story

Zambia Court Throws Out Lungu Re-Election Challenge

Lusaka - Zambia's constitutional court on Monday threw out an attempt by the defeated presidential candidate to annul August's election results, clearing the way for ... Full story

Mugabe Bench Bullying Tactics Slammed

By Sij Ncube Harare, September 05, 2016 - ZIMBABWE’S judiciary appears under siege after President Robert Mugabe has lashed out at the country’s judges for allegedly allowing ... Full story

Opposition File Challenge Against Anti-Protests Decree

HARARE High Court judge, Justice Priscilla Chigumba, today faces an acid test when she presides over an urgent chamber application filed by opposition parties and ... Full story

Zambia To Prep Lungu Inauguration As Court Missed Deadline: Government Source

Zambia's government will proceed with plans to inaugurate President Edgar Lungu as the Constitutional Court's extension beyond a 14-day deadline of the opposition's legal challenge ... Full story

We Can, We Will And We Must Fix Zimbabwe

By Dr. Patson Dzamara My question is why do I have to travel to another country to experience excellence? Why can't I experience it in my ... Full story

Mother Teresa Declared A Saint

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis proclaimed Mother Teresa of Calcutta a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, 19 years after her death. Thousands of pilgrims ... Full story

West Funding Opposition To Destabilise Southern Africa: Mugabe

Harare – Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has accused Western countries of seeking to overthrow his government through violent protests that have rocked his country over the ... Full story

Mugabe Spin-Doctors Refuse To See Emperor Has No Clothes

By Sij Ncube Harare, September 03, 2016 - REGIONAL and international spot light is again refocusing on the Zimbabwe crisis with a vengeance but the state ... Full story

Opposition Mistrust Could Torpedo Grand Coalition Plans - Think Tank

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, September 04, 2016 – LOCAL think tank, Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI) has raised fears of an impending fall-out among opposition political parties firming ... Full story

Kenyan MP Pushes For Law To Recognise Intersex People

A Kenyan MP has asked the country's parliament to pass a law to recognise a third gender to end discrimination against those who identify as ... Full story

Mugabe Fears Ouster, Gives Chilling Warning

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe yesterday lashed out at the country’s judges for allowing demonstrations against his government by opposition parties and pro-democracy groups, saying there was ... Full story

Zvorwadza Says Mother Of All Demos Planned For Monday Despite Ban

Cape Town – Zimbabwean activist Stern Zvorwadza has vowed to defy the ban imposed on all protests in the capital Harare, saying a mother of ... Full story

Mugabe Returns Home, Rejects Ill Health Talk

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home from abroad in a jovial mood on Saturday, poking fun at the latest online media speculation that he was ... Full story

Civic Group Warns Police Brutality To Trigger Revenge Attacks

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, September 03, 2016 – A local NGO has warned the current brutal attacks by police on civilians could see citizens start launching ... Full story

Professor Welshman Ncube This Week: Zimbabwe’s Trinity Of Electoral Evil

In Christian religion, the Holy Trinity symbolises spiritual unity between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit for the superior motives of saving humanity ... Full story

Redwing Mine Shooting Survivor Demands Compensation

By Kenneth Matimaire Penhalonga, September 03, 2016 – A 22-year-old Penhalonga man who was shot and injured by trigger happy security guards at a local gold ... Full story